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ESPN: Live Sports & Scores Negative Reviews

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ESPN: Live Sports & Scores App Complaints & User Negative Comments 2022

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To many advertsThis is ridiculous you shouldn't be putting 12 second adverts before your videos. Sort it out espn!!!!.Version: 3.0

Hello, Downunder? We play sports too.I was really loking forward to this app but was greatly disappointed. With such a high profile sports name as ESPN I would have thought this would have been a lot more high powered. And no southern hemisphere sports or teams on offer it seems. Whatever happened to the concept of global sports lovers??? It didn't seem to offer very much with what it had on offer anyway. More teams needed. More sports. Just more of everything....hmmm...we'll see..Version: 2.3.1

To much USA sport contentThe app shows too much USA sport that I’m not really interested in, but still a great app.Version: 6.49.1

Worst app of all time?Honestly for how much money ESPN makes this app is terrible. The UI is garbage and non-intuitive, but much worse is trying to watch any sort of video. Half the time you go to watch a video, you sit through an ad just to have the video never load and have to force restart the app. If the video is from the home page feed it’s probably gone and good luck finding it again with the trash UI. If you do get lucky and the video loads it’s usually in 160p quality and stops to buffer every 5 seconds. You would think for a company making billions of dollars they could produce a better app than this junk. If there was a list of app quality compared to company worth this has to be near the top in worst apps of all time. Honestly never write reviews but after years of dealing with this app and seeing 0 improvement whatsoever figured it was worth a couple minutes to actually write one. PS: If anyone from ESPN actually reads this (doubtful) and thinks it’s my network quality or WiFi or whatever else on my end… it’s not. It’s your app..Version: 6.67

SucksProblem with the app is… it absolutely sucks!.Version: 6.57.0

My team lostThis is a really bad app my team lost so rigged.Version: 6.34

App has a malfunctionI’ve downloaded this app many and many times but there seems to be a malfunction. Everytime i press the “do not connect my tv provider” or something it redirects me to the page to “add my tv provider” so i went and asked my friend if he had any problems but everytime he watched a game it doesn’t ask him to add a tv provider, so guys have gotta fix something.Version: 6.65

Love the data and info, but the vids on iPhone??Love the app, but not sure if it’s just me.. I have an iPhone XR and when I get the notifications for a video when I click on it it just pin wheels forever and never actually loads. It’s really frustrating. I’ve updated my phone and the app. I fee like it should work, but honestly it hasn’t after many updates. Please fix or advise. Not sure if anyone else is having this problem. Would give 5 stars if this was not a problem..Version: 6.10.4

How?I honestly have no idea how a company with as much money as this has such an awful app. It’s slow, bordering on unresponsive sometimes. My phone is flaming hot after a few minutes of use on the app, although that could just be my phone and not the app. I get a lot of alerts on from ESPN, but when I click on them, it’s about a 50/50 shot of whether or not I get to see what I clicked. Ads freeze all the time, keeping me from getting to a video I click on. Videos also typically start at about 4 pixels on the screen and get marginally better as the video goes on, no matter if I’m connected to my very good WiFi or my cellular data. The amount of content is also a little subpar. When you look at an app like Bleacher Report that produces an insane amount of well-done and free content on an app that actually works, the paywall of ESPN+ is just silly. Streaming from the app is also nearly impossible for me. But the website is just as bad. The content that I actually get to see is usually pretty good stuff, making it a two star rating instead of a one star. Considering the money ESPN and Disney have, they should be embarrassed about the quality of their app and their website..Version: 6.20.1

RubbishKeeps crashing and slowing my phone down..Version: 6.10

User optionsHow do I choose whether I want to see female or male sports stories? Similarly, it is all very well having favourites but it needs an exclusion option so that European users can avoid NFL, baseball etc..Version: 6.57.0

Wish I didn’t have to use thisFreaking ridiculous. Being forced to use this app as nhl tv doesn’t work in Australia now, but was assured that every game would be broadcast on the ESPN app - but what do you know IT’S NOT! It’s horrible to navigate, doesn’t differentiate between home and away feeds, cuts out casting at strange times, and doesn’t show the intermission reports. Would not be using this if I didn’t have to..Version: 6.55

Deceptive tactics and money hungryStop the forced pre roll ads, no one should pay to have ads they can’t skip shoved in their face before watching content they paid for and even worse when live content is missed for nothing but a greedy company. No replays for certain sports and delays with stats or live game feeds, or even a why to tell what feed your watching. Waste of money for anyone viewing multiple games at a time. Nothing but false promises and stealing and deceiving from your customers isn’t a sustainable business..Version: 6.57.0

SO MANY ADSThe amount of ads you have to watch (which are the exact same for each clip) are pretty much as long as the content itself. And you can’t close the ad once it’s started. Very annoying. Almost as annoying as auto play video on the website..Version: 6.57.0

Is there a reason you can’t chromecast it when watching in Australia?It says it is compatible with chromecast, yet there is no button available when watching. All other apps have this availability except ESPN app on my phone.Version: 6.55

This WAS my favorite appUp until a couple of months ago I used this app daily on my iPhone. I loved being able to watch my favorite shows live or on replay at the office. I also enjoyed being able to watch live sporting events when traveling for work. Then one day I couldn’t watch anything on my iPhone anymore. Either I get an error message saying “something went wrong, please try again later” or just a spinning wheel that goes for awhile before timing out. The app for my Roku still works fine but by I have very little free time on weekdays it’s almost pointless. The whole reason I got the app was so I could catch Get Up and a few other shows away from home, so I could “watch from anywhere” like their commercials always say. I had hoped that their recent update would fix the problem but no such luck. Oh, and one last thing, I’ve tried chatting with support twice. The first time nobody ever contacted me like they said they would and the second time they asked a few questions and then just stopped, never to be heard from again. I tried all of the things they asked (power cycling my iPhone, uninstalling the app and then downloading it again, etc. Nothing worked and I am beyond disgusted at this point. I still watch ESPN at home and still love the shows I like, it’s just too bad I don’t get to watch nearly as often as I used too.... It used to be a 5 star rating, now not so much..Version: 6.36.3

Buggiest, Most Infuriating App AvailableI love sports. I love everything about them. The competition, the excitement, the highlights and immortalized moments. I think to myself, “What could ruin this?” “We know,” ESPN answered. And in response, the “Worldwide Leader in Sports” created an app that draws you in with the promise of seeing the latest highlights, breaking news and the latest scores, but then only delivers sponsored ads, the app shutting down after you wait 5 minutes for your page to load, and endless click-bait to ESPN+ articles. How the ads for videos always come through crystal-clear yet my actual video I want to watch makes me feel like Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn before the glasses is beyond me. With all the resources this company has, I’d love if they’d spend the time to make this app work somewhat better than Paul George in the postseason, but for now it’s like going to a DC movie after being told it’s just like a Marvel one. Quit making basic content ESPN+ only, and make the rest of the stuff work like you have trillions of dollars and understand the internet. Do better, ESPN. Do better..Version: 6.40.1

Freezes when I open it.Despite downloading the update today it still freezes when I open it. Only restarting the phone eventually gets it to load. Sort it out, fix the bug, release a new update..Version: 6.8.1

Video qualityThe app is okay but video quality is very poor. I can load the website and video highlights play just fine but through the app the quality is awful..Version: 4.11

The app is somewhat flakyI’m trying to get it to give me game alerts for the final week of the NFL season. Every time I try to add alerts for a game, the app immediately unchecked them. Uninstalled. Looking for a more stable option than ESPN..Version: 6.3

StupidShouldn’t have to pay that much just to watch your favourite sports/games.Version: 6.51

So far so badI decided to pay the $104 for a yearly subscription only to find out the app simply doesn’t work. Game streams won’t connect to the chrome cast, so no watching it on tv. Then the streams stop working altogether, no big OR small screen. It feels slow and clunky. I’m not impressed at all..Version: 6.55

Great appUpdated scores and highlights come thick and fast..Version: 4.0.2

OkIt gives you the option to select your favourite sports to see yet still shows you all others sometimes above the sports you’ve selected as favourites.Version: 6.3

Videos don’t play. Frustrating to use...Has been extremely frustrating to use due to freezing, videos not playing, annoying ads at every turn. Cannot watch a flow of videos without constant stoppage for ads. Looking at other apps, had enough of this one.....Version: 6.36.2

I’m primarily a tennis fan!I paid the fee for this app during one of the Major tournaments and the thing that they don’t allow you to know is that they have no intention of showing matches between well known players. They only show show players who are not well known to the public. When I complained to ESPN, they blamed this on AT&T not allowing a certain ESPN Channel in our area. I didn’t pay my fee for the app to AT&T, I paid it to ESPN. I feel that this is fraudulent for them to not warn a viewer of this information. They need to say, upfront, we are only showing unknown players with this app. I simply don’t understand why they don’t just leave TENNIS on the TENNIS CHANNEL where people understand tennis fans and allow viewers to see any match they want to view. ESPN has too many people yakking while they could be showing the matches. At least on the Tennis Channel, I can just mute the yakking and view the match. Well I wrote to Apple and told them that I thought ESPN was deceptive in their description of this app. I did get a refund. I will never trust an ESPN app again..Version: 6.52

Good luck trying to find scoresTerrible app just deleted. Good luck finding scores you want. Looking for the nba or Stanley cup? Definitely won’t find on the first page, you literally have to find the sport and look for the score I can google faster.Version: 6.70

Slow and UninvitingI am completely in shock this application has any 5 star reviews at all, there are so many inherent bugs and problems with this app. The application takes millions of years to load up every time, even though most of the data that is being loaded is simple numbers and pictures. The interface of the application is not conducive to finding something you need, the NBA G League and then the NHL is the first sports that shows up in my ‘scores’ section however I have NEVER touched these tabs, I frequently use the NFL NBA and MLB tabs and they are always the hardest to find why would you make it that way. More than 75% of the time when you want to read an article or watch a video from your notifications outside of the application it will load the background of the ESPN app and you could leave it open for a year you’re never getting your article or video to open up or play. And then, once you’ve opened that notification and it’s gone you will never be able to find that article or video because the videos and articles section is IMPOSSIBLE to find what you need either. Overall this app infuriates me every other day with the ridiculous bugs and glitches that seem like it’s been there for years, easy ad payment cash grab for money hungry ESPN. Fix your app.Version: 6.61.2

Airplay crashThe app is fine for the most part watching this purely for NHL coverage. Last two weeks the whole app crashes on AirPlay. Would be great if the native Apple TV app could actually stream but limited to airplay which does work currently..Version: 6.65

FailingA lot of potential but simple updates aren't happening. Eg last years tri nations result is up, but this years still isn't. The app is great. The back room isn't supporting it..Version: 0

The video audio could be betterThe app in general is good! But I don’t know who is behind of the idea that put the video news with soundtrack music!! God!! We want to listen the action or narrative no one soundtrack video!!.Version: 6.3

New updateWas the greatest sports app I have ever got but after the new update requirements it doesn’t work on my phone and is really annoying.Version: 6.45

Could be great, but won’t save your place!!I recently subscribed because of the Disney bundle and there are a lot of things I really am liking about ESPN +. I love all the old programming like all the archived Indy 500 races and Mohamed Ali fights. I also really like all the ESPN original programming like Payton’s places and being able to access all of the 30 for 30 episodes. That for me is probably one of the best things about the subscription. My frustration comes because a lot of those shows are long and I don’t watch them in one sitting You would think that there would be a ‘continue watching’ feature like every other paid, streaming subscription but there isn’t. I contacted ESPN and was told to just “remember where you were.” That seems so silly and unnecessary. Please ESPN, add a ‘continue watching’ feature and I will be a 5 star happy customer. As it is right now I have to scroll back through programming, find the show I was watching, click on it, and try to remember where I was and start fast forwarding which is a huge pain if your like me and watch different shows depending on the mood you are in..Version: 6.12

Was great now crashing out after secondsNot sure why but now ESPN app crashes out after a few seconds of use every time.Version: 6.2.1

Doesn’t WorkKeeps asking for location even though it’s already enabled..Version: 6.53

Come onThe results are what they are but a bit of objectivity in the articles would help..Version: 6.57.0

Good features but alerts are buggyI like this app for a few reasons. I’ve used it for a few years to keep up with mine and my friends teams with the game alerts and to a lesser extent team news. One thing that bothers me if you tap a news alert it doesn’t go to that article, only to the news page and then I sometimes am able to find the article. Sometimes not at all. Also recently I turned off all alerts for my NFL team as I have the online-pass, but news alerts are still coming through and telling me what happened before I get to watch it :(.Version: 5.10.1

The worstThis used to be my go to for sports updates new pretty much anything sports! Now they just cover trash! The app runs horribly slow it’s like they don’t put out new stories or half the time they aren’t even covering sports. It’s amazing not only is their App bad the content they put on it is horrible who is running this thing! They clearly fired all the wrong people when they let all those people go at espn! They have some of the absolute worst sports articles or coverage of what went on in games or event that occurred. Plus now all they want to do is follow Lavar ball and his 2 kids they aren’t even in America playing in some nothing league overseas they get more coverage then the oldest brother who actually plays for the lakers it’s pathetic! What are you doing over there at espn your app is terrible and your sports reporting is even worse it’s quite the shame espn used to be the most reliable source for any sports info there was no reason to look anywhere or watch anything else now I’m looking for any app remotely decent to delete the espn app I’m done with espn and their garbage app!.Version: 5.12.1

Fine appCould do with dark mode support though.Version: 6.10.4

One star is too high a ratingImpossible to log into and livestream sports. Have sent numerous requests for help and have received nothing back. I hope the NHL enjoy the money they’ve received from having these clowns ruin their coverage in Australia because no one will be watching.Version: 6.56

Way to heavy and slowThis app is way to heavy. I have an iPhone 6S and it takes forever to open and crashes often. Super frustrating to use.Version: 5.12.1

Why ESPN has lost its wayI am going to be pausing my ESPN viewership even though I’ve been a fan for many many years- I just cannot take the political stance that most of your commentators have. Sports used to be an escape where everybody can come together and just enjoy and forget about what’s going on in the world but now all we hear are opinions and most of them are left leaning from your staff. Hypocrisy is rampant at your company! So quick to judge people that do not wanna have government telling them to inject themselves with an untested improven vaccine. So quick to judge people that refuse to wear a mask when everybody knows they do not work. Your company has come to be everything that is wrong with America right now. Your company has taken a stand that if we don’t agree with you we should be cancelled. Freedom of speech is no longer acceptable in the eyes of the left and since your company has taken that position I can no longer subscribe to your channels. If in the future you go back to just broadcasting sports without all the left leaning political commentary I will go back and start watching again. When your viewership starts to tank you’ll understand that the silent majority has spoken!!.Version: 6.64

MehGetting really sick of having to change notification preferences.. every time I update the app I have to turn off breaking news... newsflash I have no interest in the sports you keep sending me notifications for, it should be obvious by my favourites in the app given not a single one is basketball but I keep getting basketball “breaking news”.. fix it to save preferences..Version: 6.6.2

Only good in USMost of the features dont even work thanks to geoblocking. Garbage. Deleted..Version: 6.8.1

Fine For Basics But Not Much ElseThe app is fine when it works if you want scores or news. However, over the last month or so the app crashes on me after 5-15 minutes of use. While watching a video or reading an article it will just hard crash and close on its own. I’ve tried reinstalling but the problem persists. Also, the ads are a little excessive. I understand they need to make money on ads, but watching a 30 second add for a minute long video seems excessive. The banner ads are also very intrusive. Finally, the radio features don’t play nicely with the rest of the iOS audio features. Radio feeds won’t pause if you start watching something else, and will play over whatever you switch to. Often times pushing play on headphones won’t restart a paused audio feed, and playing a paused feed requires you to press play, pause it, and press play again for it to start up again. It’s by far the worst part of the app, and I listen to far less ESPN radio shows now because of it..Version: 6.56

Canada • ESPN • LacrosseFirst, why is this app available to download if it’s not available in Canada? And second, ESPN is carrying FIL World Lacrosse Championships but doesn’t list lacrosse as one of the sports to follow?.Version: 6.1

Not letting me check stats during game.I quite enjoy using this app. As an Australian it’s great that this has afl scores as well as nba and nfl scores. But recently the app hasn’t been letting me open the game stats and other in depth features while the games are on. I would go to check who’s scoring in the nba or who the goal kickers are in the afl but if the games is still happening it won’t open. There will just be a loading screen and it will be stuck on that for minutes before I just give up and stop trying. For the nba it lets me check the stats afterwords but even if the games over I can’t check the afl stats. this only started happening recently and I don’t know whether it’s the app or my device but if it’s happening to other people I can’t recommend this app until it is fixed. I can’t comment on other issues people have be facing as I don’t use the app to watch stuff but even still I would recommend a different app..Version: 6.68

AwfulCrashes after a minute of reading.Version: 6.64

Good info but militant advertisingThe app does provide a lot of good info. The issue is the sheer amount and time of advertisements. Im okay with being advertised to, you want to be compensated for the content you create and I’m willing to view some ads for that. But your ad system is horrifically burdensome and ultimately loses you money. Here is why - when you advertise to me for 15 seconds, with the same ad over and over, for EVERY SINGLE VIDEO CLIP no matter the length, I stop watching content and you don’t capture any revenue. Most of what I watch is highlight plays whose clips run for about 25 seconds. Then you show me another ad for 15 seconds, usually the exact same ad, to watch another 25 second replay clip. After 2 of those I get tired of it and just stop watching videos. If you showed me a 15 second clip every 4 videos or so I’d end up watching videos for an hour and you’d advertise to me way way more than you would have showing me ads every 15 seconds. Imagine watching cable and seeing 15 minutes of ads for every 25 minutes of the show you are watching. You’d stop watching cable. As is the case with your ridiculous ad system in your app. Guarantee yo change your ad length and occurrence and you’ll see revenue jump..Version: 6.59

Too many articles are only for paid subscribersToo many articles are only for paid subscribers. Starting to look for other sources!.Version: 6.3

ESPN+ Is a MessIf you are using this app to get scores and updates, it’s good. However, I use it for ESPN+ and watch ESPN FC on a daily basis. I must say, the organization of both the phone and Apple TV app is awful. Trying to view the latest episode is so hard, especially on Apple TV. First, there is no feature to subscribe to a show. You just have to browse around to find it. Second, once you get to the episode listings they are not listed chronologically from newest to oldest and are not titled the same way each time. Sometimes they have the date in the title, sometimes they don’t. Sometimes the newest episode is at the top, sometimes it’s in the middle, and other times it’s literally all the way at the bottom. Additionally, if you watch the broadcast live and then pause it, the stream goes all the way back in time to the pre-roll stuff and you can’t go back to live or where you left off! The service seems half baked right now and I’m not sure I’m going to continue to subscribe at this point and time. It’s a shame they relegated ESPN FC to this service..Version: 6.0.2

Poor App, difficult to connect/watchI honestly have difficulty deciding which is worse, the ESPN app or the website, as far as being able to view live games. Typically, I have to log in and out 5-10 times and independently log in to my cable provider 5-10 times each time I want to stream live games or replays. It’s quite amazing how many times you can be told that your cable subscription does not cover the live stream only to find out, on the 10th attempt, that it does. Considering it’s listed as one of the supported cable subscriptions, I’m guessing the 10th time is accurate. I have considered the possibility that it’s related to my cable provider, but since I experience the same issues with my ESPN+ subscription without going through my cable provider, I’m guessing it’s not. Of note, ESPN+ won’t be renewed. I remember watching ESPN when I was young and have continued to do so as I approach middle age, but the difficulty in accessing programming with more modern technology is quite frustrating and makes me want to find another avenue to watch my football, baseball, etc. Disney, if you’re reading this, you could really help improve the quality by fixing some of these issues before a mass exodus of subscribers who watch on mobile devices or their computers..Version: 6.13.1

EspnIt’s meh.Version: 6.7.2

Bad appStupid app it says you can watch sports that are live and then you end up having to pay and if you live in Canada then don’t waste your time with this app it’s garbage.Version: 6.50

Not sure where to rate AppleTV versionThe phone version of this app is...adequate. Could definitely be improved by having a ‘don’t show me’ list, because when have I ever wanted notifications on golf or baseball, but it’s mostly fine. The Apple TV version, however, is hot garbage and I don’t understand why. I’m legitimately hoping someone can help me. There’s no favorite teams/sports list, which means I have to dig for what I want to watch every time. Again, no ‘don’t show me’ list (really good idea, please implement), no replays button on the home screen like there used to be so now to watch last nights game I have to dig...a lot, and worst of all every time I use the app. it. keeps. kicking. me. out. and showing me something about AirPlay despite me having meticulously turned off everything AirPlay related on my Apple TV. This doesn’t happen with other apps, only espn. It makes games unwatchable. ESPN actively makes sports unsupportable. All I want to do is watch my basketball game without having to dig thru layers and layers of menus to find it and without the app crashing every 3 minutes. Someone please help me. 3 stars to the phone version, -3 to the appletv version..Version: 6.4.2

WHY!!!Scorecenter was a really good app and you ruined it. It's slower with score updates, lags way more, doesn't recognised what the date is and you have to refresh it like 3 times which takes ages. It's pretty rubbish but still provides me with scores and news..Version: 4.0.0

Can’t switch editionsStuck on US edition. Useless..Version: 5.12.1

TerribleThis app should be an embarrassment to everyone associated with it at any level. Not due to the content, which is excellent. But, on the technical side it is an absolute disaster. No one responsible for that part of the app should have a job and all should receive a lifetime ban from ever working in this field again. My profile on the app confirms that I selected the U.S. version in English. Nevertheless, half the time the pages are in Spanish. This is particularly true on ESPN Plus, which is the source of most of the app’s shortcomings. I pay for a subscription. Sometimes the app lets me actually watch a program or read an article. Most of the time, I get a message that I must log in with my provider to view the content. I already am logged in. I have to log out and log in again. Sometimes that works. Sometimes it doesn’t. It is maddening, especially if I am trying to watch a live sporting event. It often has the same problem when I am trying to read an article on Plus. I will open the story and receive a message that I must be a subscriber to read the full story. It gives me an option to subscribe or log in. I already am logged in. But I log in again. After being “successfully” logged in, I again try to open the article. Deja Vu. I have had this happen as often as 3 times on one article. I gave up after the third so I don’t know if the 4th time would have been the charm. This will be my final month with that frustration, as I intend to cancel my subscription..Version: 6.42

Slow and disappointingSo far, this app has been great, but there are a few things that make me rate less than a 5 or 4. I primarily use this app for baseball, as football season hasn't started. I just installed this app it to see if it was better that other baseball viewing apps I own. So far, the interface is great and well designed, but the app is SLOW! It takes a long time to start up, and it has a hard time with simple actions in general such as clicking on the details or score of a game. So far, I have had no problem with the live TV viewing aspect of it, but it should be noted that I haven't used it much as I am at home with my TV. The main thing that annoys me the most is that when I click on a player up at bat in the app, it brings me to a glitched version of the app’s website. You are unable to scroll, and have to use a drop down menu to continue on to the stats. Then when you finally get the stats, there is barely anything! In other apps, I can click on the player an instantly get an in-app page of TONS of stats, just like it should be! ESPN, fix this please!.Version: 6.1

Crashes all the timeOnly last a couple of days then crashes and I have to reinstall. Shame as it’s a good app otherwise.Version: 6.31.2

Can’t get insider in Canada...Without access to insider, ESPN HD little quality unpaid content..Version: 6.40.1

Will not update!New version will not update!.Version: 6.42

Good but one annoying problemIf you are reading this and not sure if you want to download the app, I'd say its good and you definitely should. To anyone developing this app who might read this, the notifications are a bit broken, you can turn on notifications for goals and match start etc but you can't turn on team news notifications and you can't turn on notifications for a league. Please fix this because I don't just want to hear the results for my favourite team, i want all games..Version: 6.24

Needs filter options!I love using widget from this app to display football scores but i really wish i had a way of filtering out info about sports such as baseball or american football that i have no interest in. Would make things way less cluttered and easier o navigate to the info you actually want..Version: 6.28.1

Not as good as i thoughtThe app is ok for general sports, great if your an American and into your NBA etc. Downsides are the time lag between the real time scores and when it updates in the app - prob due to ESPN Servers or something. Next is the info ticketer at the bottom, for me all it shows are MLB scores that i'm not interested in! No news or scores about any other sport. Having reported that problem to ESPN, they have yet to tell me what to do, to fix this, poor customer service really. Also an update could be to add different sports..Version: 0

This sucks.Not available in Canada..Version: 6.70

Great way to catch up on advertisementsIf you love spending time watching ads, this is the app for you. Not only can you catch up on your favorite sports team or sports analysis, but you can also spend double the screen time on ads. Wanna catch up on highlights from last night’s game? Well that’s simple. All you need to do is select the game, click the highlight reel, watch a 30 second ad for a 10 second highlight clip, and repeat the process 5-7 times. That’s right, every video will have a 15-30 second ad. Before you ask, yes it guaranteed that the app will work perfectly at 1080p resolution for your advertisement and immediately crash your app when your video appears. Also, all of the videos auto play to the next one and pulls up an advertisement that completely freezes your screen so that you are unable to devote time towards any other distractions like sports. It also conveniently puts an ad banner over your menu bar, occasionally, so that way you can quickly access the ad’s website rather than check up on your sports team. Because that’s why you have the app, right? For the ads, not for the sports?.Version: 6.57.0

Potential to be goodHas the potential to be really good if the constant crashes can be fixed..Version: 5.3.1

Incompetent performance on ChromeThis app on Google Chrome close to 95% of the time when watching live games or fast forwarding past games is incapable of providing a full minute of uninterrupted broadcasting. My wifi service is good and only my TV is using it (I disconnect my cell from the wifi) yet after 30 min (or more than 1-2hrs) of playing still buffers every 5-10 SECONDS for 3-5 seconds!!! I’ve cleared the cache, uninstalled and install back the app and the same problem continues. When I open the app in my cell and broadcast it to my TV no buffering problem!!!! although the quality of the image is 40% less I prefer it that way than buffering and when the problem persists the app shows “Unable to Play Video. There was an error playing this video” and goes back to main menu and if I click the same saved game I have to start from the beginning. The app doesn’t have the “continue watching” option, how PATHETIC is that?!?!? 🤣🤣🤣. Either ESPN or Google are to blame for this and I’m sure neither will take responsibility for it 🤷🏽‍♂️..Version: 6.61.0

Too many adsBetween each video clip there is an advertisement, that is often longer than the sports clip itself. 15 second ad 9 second highlight, 15 second ad 12 second highlight, 15 second ad 18 second highlight... stop already, they’re all the same ad and it’s all gambling..Version: 6.42

Everything Except Streaming is GreatESPN, I have been all ESPN ever since I was old enough to care about sports. The writing and reporting is phenomenal, and I love to be the one in my family to break the biggest sports news. The app is great with notifications on your favorite teams and leagues as well as breaking sports news. The radio streaming and podcasts are great especially my favorites (Lebatard Show, Golic and Wingo, and 30 for 30). I will continue to use this app for all of those reasons. I do however wish you guys had full game highlights online, but I digress. The only bad thing I have to say is how god awful the streaming is. Tried to watch the ECF between cavs and Celtics and it lagged throughout the entire game when casting it to my chrome cast. It did the same just trying to watch on my phone and I have gigabit internet. I don’t know why that has always been an issue for ESPN. It has sucked since the first release of WatchESPN. PLEASE FIX THIS!!!! I’m begging you because the wife kicks me out of our tv room when I’m trying to watch the games! Thank you ESPN, and keep up the good work!.Version: 6.0.2

Kinda works when it wants tooThe heading says it all.Version: 6.55

Can’t get access to hockeyI can’t log on.Version: 6.64

Can’t turn off specific notificationsThe app is by far the best out there, but there is one major issue I have with it and honestly I change my settings every other week because it’s so annoying. When you turn on news notifications for let’s say one of your favorite teams, not only do you get that team’s news notifications, but you also then receive notifications about that league. There is no way to turn this off AT ALL. Perfect example—you’re a fan and have news notifications turned on for the Dallas Cowboys, but you also have breaking news notifications and all others turned off. You will still receive notifications for “Updated Power Rankings for the NFL” no matter what other settings you have turned on or off. I don’t care about that, or what columnists are saying about the league. I only want to receive news about that specific team, nothing else that involves the rest of the league. Make this change, the app gets 5 stars..Version: 6.56

Crashes all the time80% of the time I click on an NBA game to view the Box Score the app crashes..Version: 5.3.1

0 if i couldI don’t even know where to start. I will say at least you’re making an effort to bring F1 stateside, and for whatever reason this app is the only place to stream the races in 60 FPS, but the rest of the app is hot garbage. My ESPN+ subscription isn’t enough to get rid of ads when I’m looking at the game cast of anything? And the streaming selection is abysmal at best. You can’t even stream your local sports teams through the app, regardless of if you use your network TV provider to login. And to add on to that even more, the baseball streaming selection is terrible, like there’s only one stream a week and it’s only the Spanish broadcast, but hey thank goodness there’s thirty different tennis and amateur wrestling matches I can watch. And don’t even get me started on the notifications, I tried to get game notifications about some European soccer games but I swear I get notifications about what the players have for lunch everyday, and when I go to turn it off I get a never ending loading screen. So goodbye, cancelling my subscription, and hopefully see ya never again..Version: 6.31

Too slowThe app takes forever to download versus comparable sites such as NY Times and SI. I am using espn less and less as a result. Too much video seems to be the issue..Version: 6.61.2

ADS are killer!It is obnoxiously frustrating that I see the same ad 10 times because I’m watching 7 short clips of sports. It’s seriously awful. If I click on a video, there’s an ad. If I click the next video, there’s the same ad. If I finish the video, and want to get back to an article, I can’t. I don’t know how (or why!!) but I actually can’t close the video without closing the app, being forced to watch the ad. It’s incredibly infuriating. I can’t customize the app like I used to be able to. I basically only care about the NFL, and my favorite team is the Seahawks. But I can’t ever find NFL news or highlights easily (much less Seahawks!!!) because the app is flooded with every other sport. No one has time to care about EVERY sport! Let us customize the app and get the videos and news of what we want to see! None of this matters, I’m just venting because the corporate millionaires who run the app don’t care about any of us normals who just want to have a convenient app. The problems (legitimate problems in my opinion) will never be fixed..Version: 6.55

Excessive advert length30 seconds adverts between videos really?.Version: 6.9

One annoying thingGreat app. Love it but when viewing the nba results, you can only view the current day. Previous days or future dates show up blank..Version: 4.1.3

Not bad but not good eitherMost of the features on this app are great. The thing that sets it back is sending me a notification for a story I’d like to read but then showing a completely different story when it loads up. Pisses me off quite a bit. theScore is 100x better than this..Version: 6.56

AvailabilityShould be worldwide.Version: 6.40.1

LiveCan’t pick live basketball games.Version: 6.64

Very unhappy and requiring refundI tried everything that I could to cancel this order immediately after I saw t+cs and costs .then find money missing from my bank account????this is not over....Version: 6.3

Revenue takes priority over serviceUnfortunately recent changes had thrown ads all over the place, to a point were you can no longer select some content within the app (as its blocked by advertisers)..Version: 6.14.1

App not loadingThe Apple ESPN app is not loading. It was working for a long time; however, it has not loaded for a week. I just get a blank screen..Version: 6.6

Won’t Airplay NHL Games to Samsung Smart TVThe ESPN app is a total disaster for watching NHL games. ESPN/Disney has taken what used to be a good viewing experience in Australia for NHL hockey on my TV via Airplay with the NHL app & completely destroyed it by forcing people to use thier bug & glitch filled piece of junk. After a very slow & non-intuitive process to find the game you want to watch & then another clunky process to associate your ESPN TV service, the App then blocks streaming to your TV via Airplay. Now it is not possible to view your game of choice on TV. If it was possible to award negative stars then I would do this. Way to go ESPN / Disney for gross underachievement!.Version: 6.63

Ads are unbearableI’ll start with the good things- the ability to customize what sports you see is pretty much perfect. You can easily turn off notifications so judging by the other reviews I can tell there’s a lot of 80 year olds who don’t know how to work an app. Now the BAD- I don’t think I’ve ever used an app so obnoxious with the ads. Typically when you buy a plus version of an app it gives you ad free videos. NOPE not ESPN. Every single time you watch a video you have to watch a 15-60 second long video. Which you can’t fricken X out of unless you close the app and re open it. I think maybe that’s the most annoying part. Most apps would atleast offer you the ability to exit out of the video if you choose but nope not ESPN. The fact that I pay for this app is even more annoying. By the way, I only pay for it because of the Disney bundle. It’s certainly not because there’s any content at all on ESPN plus that’s really worth caring about. Lastly, can someone tell me how they have a 4.6 rating when I just scrolled through the reviews and looks like 95% of them are negative..Version: 6.57.0

Really DisappointingI would have thought a big network such as ESPN could release a decent app but I was wrong. Using it to live stream & cast a MLB game every time it goes to commercial break the stream simply stops and all you get is a spinning wheel. Is it really that difficult to build an app that works? I guess for ESPN it is..Version: 6.55

Can't read the articles directly on appWe can't read the articles directly when we click the headline of articles in china. We just open it via safari. Please fix the bug..Version: 6.50

Forced to use App that doesn’t workI want to watch NHL. The NHL app has been turned off in Australia with the new NHL deal, but the ESPN app does not seem ready to provide coverage in Australia and trying to connect this app to a fetch provider has so far been impossible. Unimpressed that it’s this hard to /pay/ to watch sport..Version: 6.53

Mc Gregor fightCan’t get buying the fight on the app from Friday.Version: 6.47

No Reason They Cant Do BetterI read the top review that is two years old and it echos my feelings for the most part. The app is slow, unreliable, and the interface doesn’t seem like it’s changed since I first downloaded it to my phone 8 years ago. I love when I get a notification that I actually have some interest in and tapping it to be take to the app to stare at a black screen for eternity because it NEVER loads. Then when you reopen the app to try and find the article it’s like it never existed. Good luck trying to find any specific article or video you’re looking for. You only get to see what ESPN wants you to see. I don’t watch UFC or MMA so why do they keep sending me notifications for it? The best part is when you watch a video and the 45 second ad plays perfectly then the actual video doesn’t load and you have to reload the app and watch the ad again. Then the video ends and it goes straight into another ad before you can rewind it to watch the 5 second highlight again. Soooo bad and they don’t have to improve because there is no real competition. Super sad they are complacent.Version: 6.37.2

False subscriptionDownloaded and subscribed monthly so we could watch the US Open tennis, Ladies Singles Final, but nothing I read said that I could not watch the US tennis on the app. However when I tried to access todays live tennis, got a message that not my area, so could not watch. Oh well, cancelled subscription, and did not have any use for the month I’d paid for..Version: 6.53

Deleted 1 day after buyingI bought espn+ to catch the football game Friday night (sugar bowl) and I tried and tried to get the game on but it kept saying “your package doesn’t have this content available” and with up charging they coulda had a sale Friday night because I needed that game on! But no matter what I did the game would not play nor tell me how to upgrade so I could watch the game. I searched and searched for over an hour while my party was going on and could not find a way to up upgrade further than ESPN+ in order to watch this game that it claims you could watch on their app by upgrading!!! Sorry espn your app does not work well and the app designers should be paid more to make it a better app in my opinion. In business if your having trouble then that means your not investing enough into you business and that tells me there is major greed going on in the upper management. My suggestion: pay your employees more and if that doesn’t work then hire new app designers because there is a lot of missing information that needs to be accounted for in the design of this app..Version: 6.59

Good navigation/UI but errors with videoThe user interface and navigation works really well. Only problem I have is when loading video. Takes a while to load and sometimes there are errors loading them. 14NOV17 This problem is still ongoing. Notification arrives on screen, I tap it to load - app opens. Then either I get nothing or spinning wheel..Version: 5.10.3

Keeps on crashingEvery time i try to open it. It crashes down..Version: 6.61.2

So much money, make a better app!This is genuinely one of the worst apps I have on my phone. The streaming feature almost never works for what I want to watch, for some reason it just does the loading circle and then just goes back to nothing? This isn’t a result of my service because it does the same thing on high speed wifi as well. The design of the app itself is also horrendous, it self promotes its own ESPN+ viewing options making it almost impossible to use to find what you actually want to watch if it’s on ACC network, SECN, B10N etc. I pay for ESPN on cable, as well as all of these networks and have to individually search each sports team’s name I want to watch to possibly find a stream that I am promised through my ESPN subscription, only to find that the stream is absolutely awful or blacked out. Only reason I’m not giving this godforsaken app 1 star is because I can sometimes watch sports on it and I like sports so much that somehow this awful app gets a pass. It somehow pisses me off more than the hbo max app which is the actual worst app on the market. These apps are the blueprint for pirates, if you want your content to get pirated, create the worst possible app/platform ever that’s literally impossible to use even if you’re a subscriber to the service..Version: 6.60.1

Piece of junkWatching NCAA Football in Australia on iPad and chrome casting to the tv, and every single time it cuts into a commercial break, about a minute later it loses the connection to the stream. I have to completely close the app and re open the stream and re load it and re connect. Extremely annoying. Still the case 12 months later. Nothing fixed. Piece of junk app.Version: 6.52

No personalised viewing experienceWhen using the app, the personalised sports are clogged up by other sports which I am not interested in even though I have not followed them..Version: 6.23

Very sluggish on XS MaxApp slows down phone and drains battery massively. Making the app unusable. Please fix!.Version: 6.10

TV Provider?? This is a subscription service already.App functionality is good. I haven’t experienced any crashes or problems and it’s laid out well and intuitive. That all said, they really have to figure out a way to have no blackouts for teams you follow and care. They ask for a TV provider even I subscribe to ESPN+ (paying monthly fee). The reason I subscribe to ESPN+ is to watch live sports without the cable subscription (or the Live TV streaming service) with 50 other channels I really don’t care about. This might not be ESPN’s fault but the whole segregated licensing deals with sports has become ridiculous, a company as big as Disney should start doing something about it. Apple stood up to wireless cell companies and did not let them load the iPhones with bunch of crap advertisement software back in 2007. I am looking forward to a streaming service that lets you select your team(s) and provides you with all the games. I know it’d be (much) more expensive than $6.99 (what ESPN+ costs) but it could be worth it - if they do it right..Version: 6.56

Slow and crashes a lotThe app will crash continuously and is often very slow. Also the app doesn’t display stats and the espn+ isn’t available in Canada which is extremely unfortunate.Version: 6.5

Out of control - runaway notificationsI understand ESPN’s desire to draw more people into their content, but the app has simply gone too far. The notifications are reaching the point of unwanted spam. It’s one thing for me to want alerts for NBA News like trades or injuries, but by turning on alerts for league news, ESPN will send you an alert for every big game starting, every halftime take, every LeBron highlight, and every post-game press conference. It’s just too much. I am happy that ESPN is pumping out alerts to keep users informed, but the app should offer an opportunity to control what is being delivered. Divide the types of notifications up: highlights, big game alerts, opinion pieces, press conferences. These are regular items that are distinct from league news like a major free agent signing or a coach firing. This is applicable to every league that ESPN serves notifications for. Users get excellent control over game score alerts (start, quarter, half, final, close game), but absolutely no control over the endless alerts that ESPN lumps into “news”..Version: 6.4.2

Great Streaming / Content; Horrible UI and customizationIf there’s an event to watch or immediate sports news, the ESPN app is the place to watch and stay up to date. If you don’t want to know everything about the most popular sports and the sports that espn is most actively advertising, this is not the app for you. Especially if you’re paying for ESPN plus - not worth it. They do a great job from a business perspective of holding content captive but, once you’re forced to get a membership in order to watch a UFC PPV, and you think “oh cool, I’ll get some awesome content” - think again. With the lack of customization, it’s utterly disappointing. You get a lot of content but, if you’re a fight fan, the amount of content available is abysmal. Beyond that, it’s a nightmare to search for the content you want or to see specific news and updates unless that happens to coincide with whatever espn is pushing. It’s seemingly impossible to customize your feed and, even tho you pick favorites, there doesn’t seem to be an easily accessible favorites feed. I’m pretty disappointed..Version: 6.6.2

Screen mirroring faultThe application on an Apple device will not screen mirror to a late model Samsung TV. It projects the sound but no video. When you minimise the app, you get the pop up screen which actually shows the game but as soon as you try renter the app or open the video to full screen it goes back to a black screen. This doesn’t happen with a Samsung phone to Samsung TV. It’s clearly a programming issue which would be an easy fix but I’m frustrated that there’s absolutely no site to request support for this problem..Version: 6.55

ESPN in Pacific zoneI’ve been happily watching NHL games for a number of years through the paid subscription for their website, but now NHL has games for the region going through ESPN. Despite asking I’ve had no help in trying to watch games as it seems impossible to do so. I have no access to a suitable TV provider, so can’t watch any games - absolute rubbish is what I call it..Version: 6.55

AndyHard to navigate and find the game you want. Can’t go from checking scores to watching games. Give NHL back to the NHL app. Not to mention the screw around just trying to sign up through fetch.Version: 6.68

ShockingThat’s 2 minutes of my life I won’t get back!.Version: 6.4.2

ESports section REALLY needs sorting if you want fans to use itI downloaded the app because I’m a huge eSports fan and I came across an ESPN article on EU LCS league teams. So I decided I’d use ESPN as my source for eSports news as Blitz is no more. Oh boy was that a bad idea. There’s simply not enough structure in this app for eSports. Here’s a few friendly pointers to help you get eSports fans to use and enjoy your app: -Famous leagues may be a good idea for the ‘Favourite Leagues’ setup stage eg: EU/NA LCS, FaceIt, DOTA 2 International But feel free to focus on 1 eSport like LoL in their most famous leagues EU & NA LCS, LPL and LCK if you are able to. You seem to have good coverage of this in articles. -Because of the prior point there are no identifiable teams from the teams list on setup. Which is frustrating as a user as I can’t follow the teams I support; Fnatic and TSM in the 2 LCS leagues -The ‘Scores’ section and the home section shoves WAY too much conventional sports I have no interest in down my throat and makes me want to never use it The home section could be more of a hub for what you follow instead of a mess of random content. To tweak this I’d humbly recommend making it focussed on simply these sections, in this order: - Ongoing match at the top as with live football matches but based on your favourited topics (just any big eSports matches currently happening in my case) - Latest News on your favourited sports - Adverts if you need to show them -Then top headlines so they have to go past ads so you can keep ads on and that - Then show them the other sports they didn’t favourite in the first place of you have to push that sort of content This is advice given to help you not as a complaint, use it if you will but I honestly think you’ll gain users who like eSports and sports if you pull it off. Source: Computing Graduate & Big eSports Fan.Version: 6.2

Update to iOS 13Always been a big fan off the app, however latest update means I can no longer use the app as I have an “old” iPad that won’t update past iOS12. Surely in this day and age we should use a product till it breaks, rather than have to buy a new unit every few years or so when it works perfectly. Booo to Apple and ESPN.Version: 6.42

Does not work in CanadaThere should be a warning that this app is not available for use in Canada..Version: 6.9

Schedule is suddenly missing.When you go to scores and choose whatever sport, you usually could check the next days games or go back and check previously played games, but suddenly its gone? Whats up with that?.Version: 6.46.3

Constantly crashingLatest couple of updates have done nothing to fix issues with the app constantly crashing or getting stuck loading. Very ordinary app.Version: 6.31.1

ESPN - Lost in wokeismDisliked a lot of the sports apps out there, and so I tried ESPN again to see if they could at least hold an app that wouldn’t glitch. To my surprise, it doesn’t glitch, but they seem to push an extremely strong race narrative that I, and the rest of the country, have come to abhor. The app is no better than ANY of their major network programs, and I will not support an anti-American, divisive platform that only tries to pitt minorities vs whites instead of reporting about sports!!! Dinger is now the N-word - poor Dinger…. While one of their OWN a DAY LATER drops an accidental N bomb LIVE on their show and NOT A PEEP from ESPN or ANYONE else (it was an obvious mistake but she didn’t look to be very black either)!!! You mine as well hire Jeffrey Toobin at this point and turn your show into a soft core porn application, because I can’t find anyone who would want to subscribe to this race hating nonsense your network spews… you whole Disney organization is rotted to the core. I was hoping for an application, I got another indoctrination tool. Saw a few of your employees on the news in FL recently again…. Lot of Pedos on your team… interesting….Version: 6.50

On demand shows too few of US OpenI have subscribed to watch US open but on demand doesn’t show enough. disappointing and will discontinue soon.Version: 6.9

Keeps crashingLast two months, the app keeps crashing and I keep having to re-install only for it to crash 1 week later...Version: 6.10

Paid content should be betterUpdate: Still horrid. Now the App does popup advertising while you are in the middle of watching a live game. It isn’t just because the writing & coverage is way better that people subscribe to other Sports content providers like The Athletic over ESPN. But also because they allow you to filter out the Sports & content you don’t want. ESPN allows you to select the sports and teams you want to follow but they generally ignore these settings and totally overwhelm with content you don’t want. You don’t follow follow MMA or WWE? Too bad ESPN will inundate you with ads and PPV offers before you get to the sport you want. You paid for ESPN? Sucker that doesn’t mean extra value. Too bad we need to make money! Geez you want to filter for the sports you want? Please navigate to the bottom of the screen every friggin time because we ignore & forgot the Sports you like. Oh want to watch 2 games ar once? Oops we forgot the filter setting you set and will show 43 college basketball games you have to sort before getting the 2nd game you wanted. I wish I could get my content elsewhere cause ESPN Is horrid. Can’t believe you clowns give this a 4.6 rating..Version: 6.60

An exercise in futilityFirstly: I subscribed because of the UFC partnership so my experience is limited to that aspect. First problem is the interface. Everything is just jumbled it. The site has a million different links even once you select the MMA tab and it is unclear where to go. There are multiple search tabs and as far as I can work out, none of them allow you to search for specific fights. Searching for fights on these (I.E. Dillashaw vs. Cejudo) just seems to give you a mash of news articles, fighter profiles and press clips. Scrolling down to the 'binge fight' sections is not much better. The fights are splayed out in no particular order and the replays are intermingled with highlight versions. No way that I can discern to look for a specific fight. When I finally found Cejudo vs Dillashaw (which aired exclusively on this platform) it said the fight hadn't occurred yet. It was two weeks ago. Customer Service: I decided to try the chat support. The first time I was connected to a rep. When I asked a question, the rep ended the chat. Second attempt I've been waiting for 35 minutes and running. How can the biggest sports network on earth be this terrible..Version: 6.2.2

Decent app, variable contentThe app works well, and if you’re interested solely in US sport there’s very good coverage. However in common with the ESPN channel generally the reporting on other sports is usually weak. If you’re interested in soccer, cricket, motorsport, etc look elsewhere..Version: 6.47

Love the redesign, hate the re-edits for rightsThe past iteration of this app was a clunky mess. It was difficult to watch shows and check scores of games. Most of these problems were fixed with the new update. Like really, it is a fantastic update. The app is less clunky, the advertisements are less intrusive, and watching shows is much easier. Now here is the problem, I am watching PTI, which is the only show I actually watch on ESPN anymore and I notice that Mike and Tony are commenting on things as if video has just been show of something. However there is no video of said event just still images. The version of the show on mobile has been re-edited with all the highlights removed and replaced by still images. I understand this probably has something to do with ESPN not owning mobile rights to highlights but, come on that's the whole point of ESPN. Watching Tony and Mike comment is entertaining enough but, I want to see the thing they are reacting to. So this reediting makes the app redesign pointless because you are getting worse content. I will not be using this app until this is fixed..Version: 6.0.2

CachingIt always loses my place in the article, and often the article itself (defaulting to home page) every time I leave the app. Good content tho.Version: 6.17

It has been ruinedThe ESPN app has been my go-to app for sports news, scores, and recaps for a long time. But it has been ruined with the latest updates and redesigns. The app is almost unusable these days. Even when I am at home, on wifi, with nothing else running on my phone, the app is slow and crashes often. Don’t even think about using it at a game or anywhere your connection isn’t perfect. They have overburdened the app with video, ads, and cookies that slow it down to a crawl or even just prohibit you from even being able to open the app at all. Today I finally jumped onto the apps “text support” to see what I could do to improve my experience. Unfortunately the ESPN support rep proceeded to first accuse me of having a bad connection. I pointed out that he was incorrect and the rep then informed me that the app stores a lot of cookies and I should just delete the app and reinstall it. This is an annoying suggestion but I did it anyway. There was no improvement. And the tactless interaction with the rep definitely did not help the situation. The point is, you can do better. Go find another app that works and was designed by a company that still cares about their user base..Version: 5.11

Chromecast drops out every commercial breakWithout fail, live game feed times out on Chromecast during EVERY commercial break. Not a great user experience. Also, games that may be running long or in OT disappear from the Live Games section after their preset broadcast window has passed. Pretty rough for viewers who might want to catch the ending of the game..Version: 6.55

App user experience is bottom of the barrelIf I go to watch a short video clip (highlights for example), I’m always forced to watch an ad that is often longer than the actual clip despite the fact I pay for ESPN+. Also, on PS4, the video controls and time bar will not leave the screen unless controller is turned off. I checked Reddit, and this problem has persisted for 2 years. It’s mind-blowing that a company with the power of ESPN wouldn’t fix this immediately. The phone app doesn’t work with Googlecast on the TV; it never has for me. The app does not keep track of show progress so you can easily jump back into a season where you left off. This is the only streaming app I know of with this issue. It’s confusing for an app to have all of these issues for so long…and never have any of them fixed. It makes it much worse when you look at the assets available to espn/Disney. It’s frustrating that paying for ESPN+ doesn’t include the typical espn content like Sportscenter in the age of cord-cutting. The ONLY reason I give it 2 stars instead of 1 is because I find the ufc content entertaining…especially TUF. Basically the only reason I use this app..Version: 6.70

Not available in Canada?Why would the UFC get behind this crap!? If a espn+ subscription would be joined with TSN and i could get the UFC content there, then i will rate this crappy app better. Or just make your videos available in Canada..Version: 6.10

Useless for Canadians in AustraliaThis is the most useless app I have ever come across. You never know if a Canadian broadcast of a Leafs game will be available on replay. Today, first day of the Stanley Cup playoffs, and there is NO replay available of the Toronto game, American or Canadian. The old NHL app provided both American and Canadian broadcasts, but they sold out to this useless place..Version: 6.67

No box scores?!The latest version seems to have removed box scores from NBA games. Why??!!.Version: 5.12.1

Average so farCan’t watch some content on the app but works fine on the desktop site. Also appears that since ESPN have taken the rights to NHL, I’ll be forced to watch games through a laptop screen because the ESPN app does not allow streaming in my region. Massive downgrade from the NHL app….Version: 6.55

Insane data hogApp uses an insane amount of data if you have it open too long.Version: 6.57.0

GarbageThis app is trash. Slow, forced ads to watch before watching the content I paid for. Constant problems when trying to AirPlay content. If I could watch the NHL any other way, I would..Version: 6.57.0

No control for the userI live in the UK, but am a follower of an NFL team and an MLB team, both of which I have registered as favourites. I receive occasional notifications about developments in respect of these teams, but not much. I do receive regular news about Manchester United and their clown of a manager, Jose Mourinho. I don't want this crap, and it is insulting of ESPN to presume that everyone is interested in it. To-day, I received news of the Australian GP, which I had planned to watch on a highlights show later in the day. I didn't want this either, and ESPN have buggered up my enjoyment of this by telling me the result. There is no obvious way of blocking unwanted notifications unless one blocks All notifications. This is what I have done: I'll turn them back on when the MLB season starts. ESPN have a habit of screwing up every app. Read the reviews of their "update" of Cricinfo: universal condemnation of their ruination of a decent app, but no action from ESPN. And now they've changed it again, and ballsed it up even further. Why do "updates" of apps nearly always mean screwups? And do the people responsible for writing the software ever look at what they are thinking of doing from the user's point of view? I doubt it. I have been trying to follow a baseball game on Gamecast. A couple of years ago this was pretty good. Now it is all over the place. Scores go down as well as up: pitch counts jump about all over the place: and batters simply disappear shown neither as having been put out nor reached base. Do they vanish into the Bermuda Triangle perhaps. This app has become shoddy, inaccurate and close to useless. How does a big organisation such as ESPN tolerate such low standards? Answer - they just don't care. The mug advertisers pay them even though users are probably deserting in droves. I am. I note that ESPN is part owned by Disney. Perhaps that's why this app is pure Mickey Mouse..Version: 6.1

GoodieHave had to delete this off my phone as hardly ever opens and when it does it is so slow as to make it unusable - pity as content is good when it decides to work - never have this problem with other apps.Version: 6.7.2

Do not purchase PPVPurchased PPV, paid for yearly subscription, once paid for, the app suddenly showed a message stating that ‘it could not stream in my area’. Tried to get a refund, only got refunded the yearly subscription, there was nothing Apple could do with refunding the PPV which I couldn’t even stream even though it was paid for and happened to work long enough to take my money..Version: 6.31

Probably the worst app I’ve owned, but I love ESPN contentIf you ask me what the worst app I own is, I could tell you without hesitation it’s the ESPN+ app. The ESPN corporate guys know it’s terrible, too - I live near the ESPN headquarters, and when I meet a guy that works there, I often tell them I have the app on my phone and they immediately flinch and start to tell you unsolicited that they can’t help with the app and their department has nothing to do with it. I have do delete it and reinstall it about once a month to get it to work. And, I need to log in through the website to successfully launch the app. After that, it will work correctly for typically a month before going haywire again. I’ve never had an app behave like this in the 5 years I’ve been on apple. It is not up to the standards of a major apple app. The content is also extremely disorganized. I’ve kept this app for 2 years because I truly enjoy the ESPN content. But, after two years, I still never know which fights it will and won’t let me see. There are some labels that are clear on what is pay-per-view - and some that aren’t (?). Great content, but it’s the only app I’ve ever owned that makes me want to toss the phone across the room - about once a month.Version: 6.57.0

Confusing Battery KillerThe user interface doesn’t make any logical sense. Content is just kind of randomly scattered everywhere. It’s not clear where to go to watch a game and there’s no central schedule. You can see an individual team’s schedule, the most popular games in a specific league or cup (but not always in chronological order), or the big games in a sport (neither in order nor a complete list). And the order seems to change while you’re using the app! But the worst part is the battery draining while streaming. I wanted to watch a soccer game and started with 50% battery, so I plugged my phone in. By half time—with my phone plugged in and charging—the battery level had *dropped* to 18%! So I put it on low power mode, dropped the screen brightness, closed some background apps, turned off cellular and Bluetooth to use Wi-Fi only, and let it recharge during the fifteen minute break. I was able to watch the end of the match, but the battery had *continued to drain* and was at literally 3% when the final whistle blew. How is that even possible?.Version: 6.6.2

Glitchiest app I’ve ever usedUnfortunately ESPN has hijacked the NHL. Navigating through games is a chore, especially if you are trying to watch a replay of an older game you may have missed. There’s no date, no rhyme or reason to how they log the replays, you have to know exactly the matchup you’re looking for if you plan on finding it. Using the app on Xbox one is an even bigger nightmare. If you miss the start of a game you have to scroll through the time line , sometimes causing spoilers - to find the beginning, you’d think just taking the timeline back to the start would bring you there but there’s an hour to an hour and a half of “you event will start soon”. Sometimes the rewind and fast forward feature aren’t even there and you have to exit out of the app and go back in hoping it works. Also the play and pause button don’t work while rewinding or fast forwarding. If you want to stop your times roll you have to slow down/speed up the search speed until the arrow is not moving anymore, that causes it to pause, but there’s still no play/resume in option so you have to let the Xbox idle until the search screen goes away, then bring the search screen back up and then you can play/resume from the paused screen. If it sounds like a twisted mess, it is. You shouldn’t have to go through this just to watch a freaking hockey game. ESPN is awful..Version: 6.61.0

CanadaNot usable in Canada in iPhone 11.Version: 6.45

Doesn’t even workWhy have an app available in Australia if it doesn’t even work here. Just gives a message saying it’s not supported in this region. No message saying it’s coming here soon or anything either. Have tried it several times over the last week and even deleted and reloaded it again but no luck. Can’t believe an app from a major company like this would be so bad..Version: 6.53

Irrelevant sports newsI love ESPN but absolutely do not care about the headlines that are about useless social media information. Things like Lebrun reacts to something or his child is in trouble at home are a waste of space on the website. We can get all this garbage on social media. Thanks.Version: 6.40.1

Poor streaming appPretty poor for one of the biggest sports broadcasters in the world. iPhone app has no access to replays of games so no ability to watch something delayed. No spoiler protection. No ability to skip to key moments in the game. Here in Australia we’re stuck with this mess now instead of the official NHL app. Hey developers: download the NHL app, you might learn a few things!.Version: 6.64

What?How in the hell is an app that google says “considered one of the biggest and best sports networks globally” does not allow for streaming in CANADA. A true disappointment. App deleted. I’ll download it again when they “expand”….Version: 6.65

Quality of ArticlesI use the app for updates on scores mainly. The content in terms of writing, is often old, and without substance that would differentiate from merely the score. Redundancy seems to be the theme with ESPN. Let’s just write and speak the same things over and over regardless of the audience be it on an app or television. I miss Peter Gammons and his writing, but I will compliment Buster Olney for his piece on the Red Sox. ESPN needs more of that, and less of the redundancy. Return to the daily writing of yesteryear! Do some actually research and writing! There’re stories out there, and one of them is the return of “heat, cheese, hard-ball” through a proliferation of hard throwing relievers and starting pitching that has brought baseball back full circle. Spinning is still statistically important, but good old country hardball has returned! Here it is, hit it if you can is what every fan wants to see! Nathan Eavoldi showed the world that, of the many players in today’s game who have had Tommy John Surgery, a return to, and in some cases, new found power pitching is possible. So, country hardball, and Hope should be the theme to talk about in much more depth. Seek out minor leaguers, follow them as well, and shed light on what’s the biggest development in baseball today..Version: 6.3

The new version is almost uselessWhen it says that it is now "easier to get news and scores of ALL of your favourite teams," they actually mean that they have made it harder to follow the majority of your favourite teams unless they are in the NBA or NFL. The app no longer shows upcoming games for English Premier League or La Liga and news is harder to find. So the app is good for US sports but useless for overseas sports. It does look cool though....Version: 4.0.0

No Canadian fans aloudIf you live in Canada your out of luck don’t both downloading.Version: 6.17

Videos freezeGood content but videos can freeze.Version: 4.1.2

Bad for the eyesThis app has all the sports info I want. It’s the place to go to find out what my teams did last night — or even how they’re doing now. I have three big issues with ESPN. 1) Too much in grey. For example, in box scores HR is in legible black, but the slugger’s name and data are in weak grey. My eyes are not that great and eye tests are a challenge, but ESPN doesn’t have to be so difficult to read. If two-tone is necessary display headings like HR in grey and data in black. 2) Navigation is slow and difficult. In progress game scores open to the last score displayed & it takes forever to update. So I try to speed things along by touching scores or sports or home, which of course doesn’t help but slows down everything. 3) the Yankees and the Mets are my favorites so their games are listed first. I’m also interested in the Red Sox but I’ll never call them a favorite, so their scores are hidden offscreen way down below. Give me a way to see all AL East and all NL East games in groupings. Summary: lots on info, hard on the eyes, poor navigation..Version: 6.1

App freezing at each commercial breakApp is freezing each time a commercial break starts, this is SUPER annoying. Who wants to restart the app each time an ad comes up and then just hope it’s going to be able to recuperate in time so you don’t miss any play? NOBODY. I saw other people had the same issue but for me its happening on iOS and while watching NHL (didn’t try anything else yet) Also, how can this app have a 4.5 stars when all I can see is bad reviews one after the other ?.Version: 6.56

Recent changes make this app poorThis app was recently updated and now the homepage always shows MLB which no one cares about. Previously it would show your favourite team or league score which the videos or images. So it’s a delete now. Such a shame..Version: 6.33

Don’t even botherTerrible after last update..Version: 6.42

BugsPlease fix this app, it hasn't been loading properly for months! It freezes or doesn't even load the front page..Version: 6.6.2

CrashingI’ve never used an app that crashes so often. 3 times in 15 minutes sometimes?! At least 4 crashes per hour? Brutal. Fix it!.Version: 6.4.2

Complete NHL experience downgrade!Having to move to this App from the dedicated NHL one has been a terrible viewing experience. No Apple or smart TV dedicated version, casting doesn’t work from IOS devices, no dual screen, Picture in Picture, goal cam, restricted to a single device, crashes, freezes, and more…….Version: 6.60.1

Too many ads…..Version: 6.64

Doesn’t really support personalizationI’ve been using it for many years but it refuses to care about my interests, which through my interactions should be very obvious. They always push their own preferred content to the top. For example, I understand there is a PGA championship going on but I NEVER, ever once clicked on a golf story, but that’s what they’re pushing to the top these days. I’m the kind of fan that follow teams, not individual players, but this app is constantly showing a section to recommend I follow individuals, and the “Recommended for You” choices are a million miles away from anything I show interest in - nobody from the teams or sports I follow, rather just the players in pop culture or who have big contracts. Well, what about the teams I do follow, can I just get a quick glance at what they’re doing? Not really, I have to navigate around and scroll until I can finally find the content I really care about. There’s no attempt to really learn my preferences and show what I want. There isn’t even an option to pay for personalized content or to remove ads. This ESPN app really appears to be about promoting content, advertisements and agendas and we sports fans just have to deal with it. Having said this, once you get to the content you want, there really isn’t a better sports app out there - again that’s why I deal with all the other baggage that comes with it. Oh, and it can be pretty laggy with scores and updates..Version: 6.27.1

Disappointing No iOS 12.5 support to download appThis used to be a great app and working. Could watch the extended channels for the service in australia like espn u espn news acc sec. its no longer available unless i buy another apple device that has ios 13, Every other usa streaming app is still working on this ios with at-least an older running version of the app available. So disappointing cant watch college football any more. It was working just a few months ago. Espn wont evengives us annolder version of the app..Version: 6.52

Menu widgets no content for weeksJust get a black screen with no content no matter what i select.Version: 6.31.1

Please update so videos are optimized to iPhone X5 stars once this is done.Version: 5.11

Unwanted notificationsApp does fine however I get notifications for things I don't want. It's March madness. For me, not interested. But do I know how all the games went? Of course! ESPN let me know - whether I wanted to or not. I have tailored the notifications in the settings 20 times - I only want to be notified about my teams / sports. I have breaking news turned off, I have instant awesome off, I have gambling off, I have ESPN+ editors pick off and product updates and offers off. Yet, somehow, I get notifications for things I don't care about. Why is it this way? I like knowing when 1 of the 4 teams I follow play or there's news about those teams, but i don't want anything else. But apparently it's not my choice? I may seek alternatives to this app that don't send me notifications deemed important to the app and not the user. I could turn notifications off entirely but that's not the point. I want what I want and nothing else and that isn't happening..Version: 6.41

Keeps pausing when live streamingApp is good to stream the hockey but it just streams for 2 mins tops then pauses. Can’t unpause it as it doesn’t play again. Have to recast it which makes for multiple interruptions..Version: 6.55

Nearly Impossible to StreamIt’s nearly impossible to use this app to stream. It’s slow to open, slow to load, sometimes just won’t load at all. Then when you’re streaming to Apple TV or Chromecast it intermediately buffering and the entire app needs to be rebooted. You would think a company like ESPN would have a decent app..Version: 6.55

GarbageESPN provides the worst service possible. You pay for a subscription, find whichever sport you want to watch and you will be prompted with buying a more expensive package. For example, I purchased the ESPN+ package for a year, once I’m logged in (doesn’t matter what platform, xbox, iphone, etc.) the app either crashes when you try to stream something or give you the good ol’ message “unauthorized user” or “login to tv provider”…. So considering I cancel my TV services specifically to switch to streaming services, only to find out ESPN will require you to login to a TV provided.. It goes to to show how useless the service is. Past are the days you can watch your local college football team without paying premium prices. Not to mention, whichever team you follow, it’s likely they will broadcast games on other networks through out the season.. meaning ESPN doesn’t always have the game available for your team. I’ve found myself scrambling to find the game on other networks because ESPN cannot provide. It will only cost more overtime. Choose what’s important to you because this service is NOT worth it..Version: 6.57.0

Need to fix broadcasting feedThe only reason I am giving this 1 star is because I can at least get a hockey feed. But the broadcasting feed is inconsistent and changes depending on what game is being played. The app is not easy to navigate to find the broadcast. There is no information on which feed is home or away and the app won’t work directly from my Apple TV. Also your placeholder while at an ad break or intermission is really really annoying. Please fix this ESPN you should be able to do much better than you currently are..Version: 6.55

Subscribers outside USThey bill you with no service Canada..Version: 6.3

Push?Where's the push notification?.Version: 0

NOT a ‘free’ trialI cancelled within 7 days £4.49 so it was not free..Version: 6.2.2

NoJust deleted. Laggy as hell. Always found it awkward using in UK. Destroys using phone unless you properly close app every time..Version: 6.10

Wish i had more hands. At least 4 thumbs downIf you love ads and miss regular cable commercials this is the app for you. ESPN is the world wide leader in sports no question so i find myself using the app out of habit but not by choice. I would delete but i pay ESPN+ for soccer matches. Most apps start free, then they up sell you by telling you hey pay and we get rid of or minimize ads. Not ESPN. You got ads, commercials, and content trying to run at the same time causing the app to, in simple terms, not work. Sad to say but i think the only thing that really works flawlessly in this app is the running of the ads however they can only seem to figure out how to run THE SAME ad over and over again. At least cable tv switches up the commercials and u might run into something you might actually want. Espn runs the same ad before anything and everything you click there is no escaping it. I’d go as far as to say the ads work better than most of the videos they post of the actual content you are looking for. Tap in for a highlight you will get a flawlessly run ad followed by a barely functional video of the content you want. And if u miss that video and try to replay guess what, ANOTHER AD, the same ad, the same exact one u just watched. Insanity. I doubt anyone at ESPN cares they are suffering from success at the highest level. However when a formidable opponent comes along they will be in big trouble..Version: 6.46.2

ESPN +You do not get all the matches for Wimbledon and there are ads! Many thumbs down!!!!!!.Version: 6.0.4


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